16 influential women to headline next week’s WomenInWeb3 Summit on March 27-28
The two-day event is backed by local partners passionate about elevating women in tech and business.
This as of the WomenInWeb3 Summit, 100 entrepreneurs, creators, and enthusiasts will descend on entrepreneurship@UBC at Robson Square. The brainchild of d3crypto founder Erin Gee, the Summit is designed to educate and empower attendees in the rapidly evolving field of blockchain and Web3 technology.
An international masterclass
The two-day event will feature international speaker, podcast host, and high-end NFT consultant Megan Nilsson – also known as Crypto Megan – who will be sharing her insights about the importance of women becoming involved in Web3. She will also be leading a masterclass for businesses on how to leverage Web3 technologies.
Local leaders on deck
Top local speakers include Olivia Lovenmark, founder of Repose; Tricia Pang, founder of GuavaGirls; Talshyn Bolatova of LeetCore; Liv Diamond from RefractionDAO; Pocket Sun, co-founder and managing partner of SoGal Ventures; Anastasia Hambali, director of partnerships at Boast; Mitoshi from Humans of WoW; Ashley Smith of Fame Lady Squad and From the Blockchain podcast; Carina Kom, game director at MixMob; and last but not least, Katreena Tecson from Ceminted.
Gold sponsor, expertise
The Vancouver office of law firm Borden Ladner Gervais has signed on as a gold sponsor for the event, and will be sending experts including Julie Bogle, Jennifer Archer, and Danielle Windt. They will be providing attendees with key knowledge that Web3 companies need to be aware of when starting out, including privacy, intellectual property, and corporate licensing considerations.
Recognizing the importance of elevating women in the technology industry, multiple other local partners have signed on as Summit sponsors, including host entrepreneurship@UBC; silver sponsors Aquanow and Black Women Business Network; bronze sponsors HIBIT and Invoke; and supporting sponsors Talk Shop, Acorn Interactive, Finhaven, VanHack, and Tamba; and community sponsors Webcouv3r, Frontier Collective, ethos NFT, NFT BC, Blockchain North, and Canada Web3 Council.
Duchess Cocktails is a beverage sponsor. Vancouver Tech Journal is the proud media partner.
In addition to traditional sponsors, other organizations from the community have made investments to allow a number of female founders to attend. Funding from benefactors – including TheWeb3Prof.com and Version One Ventures – are enabling the mini-conference to grant access to women entrepreneurs that otherwise could not attend.
“I believe that Web3 mass adoption will occur when all groups have an opportunity to be welcomed into the community,” explained Jarrett Vaughan, founder of TheWeb3Prof.com, on why he funded a scholarship. “Women-targeted communities are a big part of the journey.”
If you know a founder (including yourself) that deserves a complimentary pass to attend, you can still apply for one online.
Still time to get involved
People and organizations can still get involved by purchasing a ticket (code vtjnetwork for 15 percent off), becoming a supporting sponsor ($250), or funding Women Scholarship passes. For more information, email the organizers at [email protected]